Rear disc brake conversion...

Gearboxs, Transfers, Tailshafts, Diffs, axles and CVs

Re: Rear disc brake conversion...

Postby Sideways on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 8:26 +0000

Yes PP, the design is exactly the right combination with the integrated drum handbrake - it was simply the cost I was railing against.
Only reason I'm going for a 'home-grown' conversion is that I've done loads of this kind of stuff before and it doesn't phase me - not everyone (understandably) wants to tackle it.

I'll just stick with the little TRD until someone builds a lightweight 4X4 with a (decent) TTD V8, 4 wheel (4 pot) disc braked and live-axles with decent articulation......oh, hang on...an F250 Raptor might fit that bill?
Pity I'm broke.... :lol:
Good drivers have dead bugs on the side windows..........
User avatar
Sideways
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 5:26 +0000


 

Re: Rear disc brake conversion...

Postby HK1837 on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 9:09 +0000

Plumb Perfect wrote:The rear disc kit still retains a drum handbrake but a rear disc brake. The drum handbrake is located within the hat of the disc. If that makes sense. So essentially you still have the same handbrake setup. Sorry wasn’t sure if I made that clear.

Both points taken. I’d agree that on the GTS with the upgrades you’ve done on the front, rear discs are probably not necessary. Similarly on a Lux which performs ok as is then it’s not worth it. Though I’d say you definitely feel when you don’t have enough as was in my case. The front bias is heavily noticeable. They perform well but you just can’t expect the fronts to be pulling up all the weight, quickly prompting the ABS to kick in exactly how sideways described it.
In a real world scenario, the rear drums are always out of adjustment it’s just a constant hassle especially if you travel off bitumen.
Having confidence in your braking setup is really important. I no longer get that tense feeling especially in the wet as it just pulls up as it should.

As far as the rear disc conversion goes I’m pretty sure we can agree through the experience I’ve had and the knowledge of you both, that it would be a superior setup and pretty much tick the boxes. It is night and day difference trust me.

The only issue, again I’m sure we agree, is the cost. It is expensive! It was for me, but I’ve mentioned why I did it (even before the pulley upgrades,ecu tune and TRD CAI which I’m itching for. You lucky bastards [emoji23])

If sideways manages to pull of that setup, I’d tip my hat off to him and I’m sure he will be very happy with it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I agree that rear discs are better technology and superior braking in high performance applications, but as you say the cost can not be justified in most cases. I can see why you want them though! I have tried the in-disc drum handbrake setup (ex Commodore) on a Holden before, they just don’t perform as well as a proper drum handbrake.
HK1837
 
Posts: 665
Joined: Tue, 17 May 2011 1:31 +0000

Re: Rear disc brake conversion...

Postby Rooff Road on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 9:27 +0000

Bello. From Argentina. Why the conversión brake rear is only for models whit abs system? My model is 2.5 but year 2006 not abs. Best regards for everybady. Thanks
Rooff Road
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 6:35 +0000
Location: Caba. Argentina

Re: Rear disc brake conversion...

Postby Sideways on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 7:39 +0000

Rooff Road wrote:Bello. From Argentina. Why the conversión brake rear is only for models whit abs system? My model is 2.5 but year 2006 not abs. Best regards for everybady. Thanks


The kit should work with any 2005 onwards Hilux. The diff housings are the same, apart from the ABS mounting, which is not near the caliper bracket anyway so should make no difference.
Good drivers have dead bugs on the side windows..........
User avatar
Sideways
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 5:26 +0000

Previous

Return to Drive Train Components

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest